2013

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October 19, 2021

2013 (MMXIII, in Roman numerals) was an ordinary year of the 21st century that began on a Tuesday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday lyrics were F. Carnival Tuesday took place on February 12th and Easter Sunday on March 31st. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Serpent, starting February 10th. The year 2013 is the first to comprise four different digits since 1987. It was marked by the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI and the choice of the first Latin American pope, Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is now called Francisco, Pope Francis. This year was also marked by the denunciation of espionage made by Edward Snowden to some media outlets where he accuses the US and UK government of illegally monitoring and spying through electronic means governments and companies of various countries, generating indignation around the world . Across the world there is a slight recovery of the economy in countries like the USA, China and Europe that have been in crisis for some time, the terrorist attack that took place during the Boston marathon, the birth of Prince William's son Prince George, the coup of state in Egypt, the strong Typhoon in the Philippines killing thousands of people and the arrival of a space probe on the Moon after 37 years, this time sent by China. Also noteworthy is the death of a historical icon, the South African Nelson Mandela, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and leader in the fight against the segregationist Apartheid regime, the death of actor Paul Walker in a car accident moving people and the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. In Brazil, we have as highlights the tragic fire that occurred at the Kiss nightclub, the death of the musician Chorão of the band Charlie Brown Jr, the arrest of the convicts in the monthly allowance case and the strong protests that occurred throughout the country, having as a trigger the police violence during protests against the bus fare in the city of São Paulo.

Events per month

January

January 1st Inauguration of mayors and councilors elected in the Brazilian municipal elections of 2012. January 4th Sony discontinues PlayStation 2 video game console. January 15th Wikipedia celebrates 12 years. January 18th UK scientists have discovered Huge-LQG, the largest structure ever seen in the Universe. The structure measures 1.6 billion light years. January 20th Barack Obama and Joe Biden take office for the second time as president and vice president of the United States. January 27th 242 people die in a tragic fire that occurred at the Kiss nightclub in the municipality of Santa Maria, in Rio Grande do Sul. January 31st An explosion at the Pemex company building in Mexico City left 37 dead and more than 100 injured.

February

February 11 Pope Benedict XVI announces that he will resign from the pontificate. February 12th North Korea carries out the third nuclear test in its history. February 14th Oscar Pistorius is arrested on suspicion of having killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with four shots. The game for phone, tablet, iPod and others around the world is launched the game Pou created by Paul Salameh and Zakeh. Fernando Lyra, former minister of Brazil, dies. February 15th A meteorite falls in Russia, leaving at least 1,200 injured. Asteroid 2012 DA14 passes very close to Earth. February 17th Rafael Correa is re-elected president of Ecuador. February 19th Sony announces its new console, PlayStation 4. February, 24 Conducting the 85th edition of the Oscar in Los Angeles, Argo wins the best film category. February 28th After resigning the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI comes to an end, with his resignation he becomes Pope Emeritus.

March

March 5th Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, dies. March 6th Dies Chorão, lead singer of the band Charlie Brown Jr. March 13th Argentine Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis. Rains cause a new tragedy in the Serrana Region of RJ, leaving

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